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In August 1992, Austin voters overwhelmingly approved the SOS Water Quality Ordinance and the Save Our Springs Alliance was incorporated to defend and advocate for the ordinance, Barton Springs, and the Edwards Aquifer ecosystem.

Now, 22 years later, as the threats to Barton Springs and the aquifer unfortunately continue,  we're still here fighting to protect them.

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Celebrate with us Sunday June 7th at Barton Springs
Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Join us Sunday, June 7th from 5 until 9:30 p.m. at Barton Springsto celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Barton Creek Uprising. We’ll have live music, speakers and a screening of highlights from the all night hearing. All of the festivities take place on the south side of Barton Springs, inside and outside the back gate. Whether you are a newcomer or old timer, come celebrate the power of citizen action to save the soul of Austin. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for details.

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Austin Road to %&*% Will Be Paved (and tolled)
Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Last night our transportation deciders, the "CAMPO" board, voted 19-0-1 to approve a $35 billion "Long Range Plan" for the Austin five county region. Thanks go to Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt for at least abstaining and refusing to support this wasteful road map to failure. CAMPO and TxDOT's own experts admit that the plan will lead to worse congestion in the future, despite billions in new construction, much of it slated for building toll roads and adding toll lanes to existing highways.

Thanks also go to Austin Council member Ann Kitchen for putting language into the so-called "2040 plan" directing that ongoing Mopac studies evaluate options that would improve traffic flow without building four (4) toll lanes and a double-decker bridge over Lady Bird Lake.

Despite over 2000 letters, emails, and petition signatures, the 2040 plan also includes the proposed conversion of Mopac into Interstate 35 by way of building the SH 45 SW toll road. We don't know why City of Austin and Travis County representatives who campaigned against SH 45 SW and the expanded Mopac toll loop voted for the final 2040 plan.

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Keep Mopac Local Update
Friday, 08 May 2015

Thank you to everyone who wrote, called, and spoke up against the Mopac 4 toll lane loop this last week or two. Your action made a difference.  

Last night the City Council voted 9-to-2 on a resolution calling for CAMPO to not set the 4 toll lane option as the preferred option, but to study the 2-lane and misnamed "no build" options on equal footing. The toll agency, CTRMA, continues to push hard for the 4-toll scheme with the double decked bridge. The resolution, if followed by CAMPO, would have CAMPO vote on the final configuration after all of the studies are completed.  

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